Best School Leavers' Gift Ideas For The Class Of Summer 2020

With many children across the UK not attending school at the moment due to COVID-19, kids across the country will be missing out on their last days of that all-important summer term.

For some, this will be a more poignant absence; after all, some pupils will be starting at new schools after the summer holidays, meaning they will most likely have missed out on their chance to say goodbye to classmates and teachers.

Similarly, older children who are finishing Year Eleven or Sixth Form this summer will have missed out on all sorts of milestone occasions, from proms to receiving exam results.

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However: smart-thinking and thoughful teachers across the country have been working hard to think of ways to say 'goodbye' to their students in style. 

With that in mind, we thought we'd share a few promotional leavers gifts ideas for your students (and it's not limited to school pupils; these ideas could also apply to kids' clubs, too). Read on to get an inspiration fix and be sure to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team today if you have a particular printed school leavers gift in mind that you'd like our help with. 

#1 Order Individually Named Promotional Teddy Bears

Delivery from: seven working days after artwork approval.

Our super cute branded teddy bears can be personalised with your school logo as well as with the individual names of pupils, too.

A sweet and personal memento for children of all ages, you can choose from our 'Waffle' and 'Paw' designs, with each ted available in a wide range of colours and your branding printed in full colour on the T-shirt.

Whether you order them for primary school pupils or college students, you can be confident that this is a promotional giveaway they'll keep for years. A very 'human' giveaway, these cuddly printed teddy bears will become firm friends to your recipients, with your institution's logo on full display the whole time. 

And it doesn't end there! Browse our full range of promotional teddy bears for more paw-some ideas.

#2 Consider College Hoodies With Your Branding

Delivery from: seven working days after artwork approval.

Particularly great for older pupils, these kids promotional hoodies are available in a range of colours and can be printed with your artwork in up to full colour, or embroidered for an extra-special touch.  

Ideal for adorning with a 'class of 2020' message alongside your school logo, these cosy hoodies can be effortlessly integrated into your pupils' wardrobes, offering a practical item that can be worn over and over again. Generating positive awareness for your school with every wear, they're available in a range of sizes and even feature an on-point headphone cord feed hole.  

Looking to order for older children? Browse our full range of promotional hoodies.

#3 Choose Autograph Books For Leavers' Messages

Delivery from: 10 working days.

No, it's not quite the same as writing on each other's school shirts on the last day of term - but why not order branded notebooks for your students to use as autograph books?

You could even take things one step further and get relevant members of staff to write in the notepads before presenting or posting them to pupils, meaning the recipients will have some heart-warming messages to read the moment they receive them. Sweet and simple - what's not to like?

Browse our full range of branded notebooks and notepads.

#4 Pick Promotional Pen Sets For Their Next Academic Adventure

Delivery from: 7 working days.

Whether your pupils are off to secondary school, college or perhaps even work, one thing is for sure: they're going to need pens!

With that in mind, our promotional pen sets can make great leavers gifts. With a high-perceived value and offering long-lasting functionality, they're ideal for young people of all ages. Options such as our Essentials Flip Case Pen Sets are perfect for flaunting your branding in up to full colour, combining awareness for your school with a practical giveaway idea.

Browse our full range of promotional pen sets.

#5 Select Printed T-Shirts For Kids With Your School Branding

Delivery from: 7 working days.

Similarly to the hoodies, our printed T-shirts are a great giveaway item that your pupils can wear over and over as a fond reminder of their school days. Available in a whole rainbow of shades, these promotional tshirts can be printed with your branding in up to four colours, meaning your message and logo can truly shine bright.   

Looking for larger sizes for older kids? View our full range of promotional T-shirts.

From social distancing products for schools to antibacterial products printed with your logo, Total Merchandise has all the branded items your establishment could need this summer. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email info@totalmerchandise.co.uk! Visit our Coronavirus Hub for more information and updates.

Main image via Pexels.

Written by

Katie Clark | Digital Marketing Manager

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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